WORMING HIS WAY AROUND
Nightcrawler is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of Los Angeles. Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a driven young man desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of LA crime journalism.
Finding a group of camera crews that film car crashes, fires, murders and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where every police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. With Rene Russo, Bill Paxton.
UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS With new loves and new secrets Downton Abbey, British PBS’s highestrated drama in history, returns with Season 5. Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and the rest of the acclaimed ensemble reprise their roles, joined by guest stars Harriet Walter and Peter Egan, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.
Tonight on Channel 1 at 9 p.m. and on HOT and YES HD.
COME TO THE KISHLE The Tower of David Museum invites the public to explore the moat and the Kishle building, which will be open for the first time to the public since being renovated.
Previously, it had been open for only a few small groups, as access to the impressive excavations was unsafe. Now the access and the excavations dating back to before King Herod are beautifully lit up for all to see.
Opening event November 12 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Free.
RUSSIAN LITURGY The Jerusalem Chamber Choir, Musica Aeterna, presents a special concert of Russian liturgical works. The program, conducted by Illya Plotkin, includes Rachmaninoff’s Evening Prayers.
Next Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church, Migrash Harusim, Jerusalem. For tickets, call (02) 679-0746. www.musicaaeterna.com.
5 FROM SWEDEN WITH LOVE
Celebrating 40 years of ABBA, Swedish band Arrival will give three performances in Israel next week. Arrival is the only band that performs ABBA’s hits worldwide with the original arrangements and wearing the original outfits. The four singers – two women and two men – even look like the original foursome.
Tuesday at the Sports Center in Haifa.
Wednesday at Tel Aviv’s Beit Hahayal. Next Friday in Beersheba at 9 p.m. For tickets, call (03) 574-5005.
DANCE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING
The No Lights No Lycra project, which started in Australia and has swept the world, arrives in Israel.
Dancer – choreographer Sally- Ann Friedlander (pictured) will be the local host of the events in which people are invited to go up on stage and… dance. The idea behind NLNL is that everyone can dance, and when no one is watching and there are no rules and no lights, all that’s left are joy and free movement.
The first event will take place tonight at Mahsan 2 in the Jaffa Port at 10 p.m. Free.
7 THE MENTORING PROCESS
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, The Curtain Up Festival gives independent choreographers the opportunity to present fully produced performances with support in all aspects of production.
Established dance artists identify new talents and mentor and guide them through the creative process. November 13 to 15 and 21 to 23 at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv (Tel: (03) 510-5656); November 17 to 19 at the Jerusalem Theater (Tel: (02) 560-5755)
TO BE AN IMMIGRANT Yitzhak Golombek, winner of the Ilana Elovic-Bezalel Prize for Sculpture 2014, presents an exhibition titled “Bruise and Scar and Fresh Wound.” Through his collected “secondhand” objects, the artist creates a place of “memories, a feeling of being a refugee, an immigrant,” writes exhibition curator Yigal Zalmona.
Until November 21 at Hansen House, 14 Gedalyahu Alon St., Jerusalem
9 GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERIES
In her new exhibition “Paporisch,” Ruth Weinstein-Paporisch presents composition sequences, which she has been creating over the past two years, following her father’s in-depth study. Dr. Yehoyakim Paporisch was a geographer who was renowned for his contribution to geography teaching in Israel. In her exhibition, the artist presents art works that engage with her father’s legacy.
Opens next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Herzl Lilienblum Banking and Tel Aviv Nostalgia Museum, Israel Discount Bank Ltd., 13 Herzl St., Tel Aviv
10 THE PROLIFIC PIANIST
Richard Clayderman returns to Israel next week for four concerts. After postponing his summer performances here, the renowned French pianist will perform his most loved hits at Tel Aviv’s Heichal Hatarbut on November 17 at 9 p.m.; at Ashdod’s Performing Arts Center on November 18 at 9 p.m.; at the Jerusalem Theater on November 19 at 8:30 p.m.; and at Haifa’s Auditorium on November 20 at 8:30 p.m.
For tickets, call *9066; *6226; or (04) 837-7777.